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Psyonix announces MLB Fan Pack for Rocket League

Baseball season already?!

SAN DIEGO – March 19, 2019 – Psyonix, independent video game developer and publisher, in partnership with Major League Baseball, has revealed the MLB Fan Pack DLC for Rocket League! With the new pack, players will be able to rep their favorite team with a variety of MLB-themed cosmetic items beginning March 25 on all platforms for $2.99 USD (or regional equivalent).

The MLB Fan Pack includes:

Player Banners, Flags, and baseball cap Toppers for all 30 teams
MLB-branded Flag and Player Banner
A baseball-themed Rocket Boost

Ministry of Broadcast coming to Switch

A religious experience

Ministry of Broadcast is a 2D pixel-crafted cinematic platformer that follows the plight of an unnamed ginger-headed protagonist. Set in a country divided seemingly overnight by the construction of The Wall, an absurd totalitarian government known as the Regime has taken root. Separated from his family by this barricade, our protagonist must compete on, and win, The Wall Show—a mysterious reality TV show aired only in the free lands on the other side of the barrier. Participating in a government-organised contest to escape a deceptively-charming dystopia is already cause for unease, but, much to his chagrin, our ill-fortuned protagonist has also lost his only pair of boots.

Inspired by games such as Prince of Persia (1989) and Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus, Ministry of Broadcast revives the spirit of classic cinematic platformers where players need nimble run-and-jump reflexes as well as a healthy aversion to falling from precarious heights.

To reach freedom and family, you must lead the protagonist through each of the Arenas while under the ever-watchful mechanical eye of the Regime. The variety of hazardous, dilapidated environments hold an array of obstacles for you to manage—leg-shattering drops (scared of heights?), flaming barrels of garbage (extra-smelly, extra-flamey), inconveniently-placed spike pits (of course), hanging steel beams (so much rust)—but none of this is to speak of the fates of those you meet along the way.

Game Features:
Cinematic platformer: Run, jump, crash, and climb your way through each Arena as the narrative unfolds around you. Much of the story is unveiled via smoothly integrated animation sequences, within the environment, or from NPCs muttering bits of dialogue as you dive and dodge around them.
Environmental HUD: Rather than having a screen cluttered with overlaid indicators, HP bars, and minimaps, any information the player will need is incorporated into the environment. Hints and clues are meshed into the game’s art, subtle and specific, players will need a keen eye if they want to survive each Arena without breaking their legs.
Puzzle-solving: Use your wits, and at times a dash of ruthlessness, to advance through the Arenas. You’ll have to interact with the environment itself to solve most of the puzzles: use the protagonist’s momentum to move platforms, flip the occasional lever, and sometimes you might have to sacrifice an NPC or two to cross a particularly spiky pit.
Story and Personality: Featuring lots of impish humor, Grade A sarcasm, and comic mischief, all balanced perfectly with the dark, heavy themes presented in this dystopian world.

Awards and Nominations:
“Best Gameplay” and “Best Art” at the 2018 Game Access Conference in Brno
“Best Story”, “Most Original”, and “Best Desktop” at the 2018 Game Connection Conference in Paris
“Finalist” at the 2018 IndieCade and 2018 IndieCade Europe

Developer Spotlight:

MoB, the team behind Ministry of Broadcast, consider themselves masters of dark depravity and debonair humor. Located in the Czech Republic, this tight-knit group collaborates on the narrative, level design, and game mechanics. Individually, Sanja and Dušan Čežek spearhead the art design while Petr Škorňok and Petr Melicherík handle development.

Chat on Discord.gg/hitcents or follow @Hitcents and @ofBroadcast on Twitter to stay up-to-date on Ministry of Broadcast’s development.

Legendary Heroes Gather for Battle, Fate/EXTELLA LINK Now Available on Switch

The fated day has come

Torrance, Calif. — March 19, 2019 — XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., proudly announced that Fate/EXTELLA LINK, the much-anticipated action game and sequel to Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star, is now available in North America on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, Nintendo SwitchTM system, and globally on Windows PC via Steam. Make enemies tremble at the True Names of the heroes’ Noble Phantasms and the awesome powers they grant. The title is now available digitally on PS4TM system, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC via Steam for $49.99, with the “Digital Deluxe Edition” on PS4TM system and Steam featuring additional content available for $59.99, and on “PS Vita” for $39.99 for the base game and $49.99 for the “Digital Deluxe Edition”.

The premium retail “Fleeting Glory Edition,” available now at select retailers for Nintendo Switch and PS4TM system, includes the following content: a soundtrack CD, a pack of 10 collectible 3” by 5” cards depicting each of the new Servants, a 17” by 24” cloth poster, a 3” by 4.5” acrylic diorama featuring the Servants Nero, Drake, and Scáthach, and a DLC code for exclusive costumes for Scáthach and Nameless, all housed in a custom box. The Digital Deluxe Edition on PS4TM system and Steam come with a digital soundtrack and the same exclusive costumes for Scáthach and Nameless as the physical Fleeting Glory Edition. The “Fleeting Glory Edition” has a MSRP of $79.99 on both PS4TM system and Nintendo Switch.

About Fate/EXTELLA LINK
Picking up right where the 2017 smash hit Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star left off, Fate/EXTELLA LINK adds 10 Servants to the original roster of 16. The high-speed action gameplay fans have come to know and love has been even further refined as players are tasked with battling their way through massive armies to protect the virtual world of SE.RA.PH at all costs. As in the PS4TM system version, players on Nintendo Switch and Steam will be able to engage in grand-scale 4-on-4 online battles, each assuming the roles of their favorite Servants.

Developed by Marvelous and published in North America on PS4TM system, “PS Vita” system, Nintendo Switch, and worldwide on Windows PC via Steam by XSEED Games, Fate/EXTELLA LINK is now available. The premium “Fleeting Glory Edition” for PS4TM system and Nintendo Switch have a suggested retail price of $79.99, while the digital deluxe edition is available for $59.99 on PS4TM system and Steam, and $49.99 for the “PS Vita”. The standard edition for both physical and digital versions on PS4TM system and Nintendo Switch, and digital version only on Windows PC via Steam have a suggested retail price of $49.99. On “PS Vita” system, the title is available digitally for $39.99, with the digital deluxe version available for $49.99. This title has been rated Teen by the ESRB.

For more information about the game, please visit www.fateextellalink.com. Fans can also follow XSEED Games on Facebook, Twitter, and via their Twitch channel.

New details on Dead by Daylight's 'Demise of the Faithful' DLC

Come all ye faithful

Dead by Daylight is making its way to Switch sometime in 2019. While we wait for that, let's get a better look at some of the content that'll be included in the game. Check out info on the Demise of the Faithful DLC below.

CHAPTER 11: DEMISE OF THE FAITHFUL

The new Killer of the Chapter is the Plague. Sold to a Babylonian temple as a child, she sought the means to repel the darkness she carried inside. She found solace in sacred rituals, where she felt safe and empowered. Faithful but proud, she began to rise in status and believed she was untouchable. But when a plague began to defile her body, she confronted her gods, realizing too late that they had no impact on her fate.

The new Survivor is Jane Romero. Jane was striving to become a powerful icon, a voice that would inspire and support those in need. She fought against powerful executives to send out her message about owning up your insecurities. Her goal was to release people from the painful experiences that plagued their chances at a successful future. Adding to her success was the growing pressure from the media to fit the mold, and a difficult past that weighted on her shoulders. One evening, she was driving home after a particularly stressful live show, and feeling drained, she closed her eyes for a moment that had lasting consequences.

The Demise of the Faithful Chapter includes:

1 New Killer + Perks and Power — The Plague
1 New Survivor + Perks—Jane Romero
1 New Map—The Temple of Purgation
1 Exclusive Item—Jane’s Floral Shirt only available as part of the DLC

Castle Crashers Remastered coming to Switch

Third party crashers

Castle Crashers Remastered is coming to the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4!

For those of you who are not familiar with Castle Crashers Remastered (CCR), here’s a quick rundown of what this version of the game has:

A multiplayer mini-game called “Back Off Barbarian” that’s frantic and weird.
Texture sizes of the game are five times the texture size of the original game
CCR runs at 60 frames per second. The original ran at 30 frames per second which feels kind of like a slideshow if you go back to it after trying this new one.
All previously released downloadable content like characters, weapons, and animal orbs are available in-game
Various performance updates and improvements to gameplay and online multiplayer

CCR on the Nintendo Switch has HD Rumble, Switch Online, and 4 player local Joy-Con support. Bring those little knights with you in handheld mode or put them up on the big screen while docked! On your PS4, we’ve utilized the latest in lighting technology to lighten up your lightbars with your character affinity color!

Both of these fine versions have been made possible thanks to the team at PlayEveryWare. It’s like magic seeing the game run on these new systems. We’re all very excited to get them into your hands!

Looks like the rumors were true, and Castle Crashers is indeed heading to Switch. Wondering why the team is remastering the original game isntead of making a sequel? The Behemoth answers that question and more in their official blog.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

BadLand Publishing releases a statement on the Axiom Verge situation

The other side of the story

Last week, all hell broke lose pertaining to the Axiom Verge's long-delayed retail launch on Wii U. The picture that was painted was not a pretty one for BadLand Games/Publishing, the company responsible for getting the game out there. Things only got worse when news quickly followed that Thomas Happ, developer of Axiom Verge, never received donations that BadLand had promised to send his way.

Today we get an official statement from BadLand Publishing on the matter. You can read their entire response below, and make of it what you will.

Madrid, March 19th, 2019: As a result of the latest unchecked, non-contrasted news published and related to the sale of the Axiom Verge videogame, BadLand Publishing has been immersed in a succession of news stories that, without being related to the company, are damaging its image. It is for this reason that Luis Quintans and, by allusions, BadLand Publishing want to clarify that:

Neither Badland Games nor Luis Quintans have NEVER made any kind of profit from the sale of the game Axiom Verge.

Due to the commercial situation of the company Badland Games, motivated by the impossibility of financing due to the restrictive attitude of the financial market, last October 2018, goes into bankruptcy due to lack of liquidity.

As there were not enough assets to meet the claims against the bankrupt estate, the company's registration sheet was concluded, extinguished and closed. This entailed the absorption by the creditors of any possible profit or income derived from the sales or products belonging to or generated by Badland Games.

Both Badland Games and Luis Quintans have recognized at all times the existing debt with Limited Run Games and Tom Happ Games. They have repeatedly contacted them, attempting to resolve the debt, taking the initiative to reach out-of-court payment agreements to which either no response has ever been received or which were never accepted. The only answer is the filing of a lawsuit in the United States in which no execution took place in Spain.

It is suspected that all this is part of a defamation campaign that seeks to promote third parties to the detriment of our interests, something that is evident if we take into account the suspicious closeness with the launch of the title.

Badland Publishing also has a different administrator and shareholder structure from Badland Games. Luis Quintans is just another employee at Badland Publishing.

Finally, we would like to thank the patience shown by all media who have maintained a neutral and purely informative position on the matter.

PQube reveals their game lineups for games at PAX East, EGX Rezzed and more events!

PQube has you covered!

We hope you're well, have your neck pillows groomed and Nintendo Switches charged up, because there are a lot of great gaming events coming up! We certainly do and want to give you an overview, where you will come across a buzzing, purple PQube booth with games like Cat Quest II, can interview the developers of Arcade Spirits or be one of the first to give KILL la KILL - IF a spin.

PAX East - Indie MEGABOOTH

Boston, here we come! Find us from March 28th - 31st at booth number 11018 with a brand new build of Cat Quest II! The most recent alpha version includes even more delightful coop gameplay and new areas to explore. Hell Warders, Nippon Marathon and All-Star Fruit Racing offer more multiplayer goodness, while Aggelos, Songbird Symphony and Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story make for a great indie roundup!

The romantic visual novel Arcade Spirits by Fiction Factory Games even has their own spot in cooperation with Indie MEGABOOTH! The developers will be at booth number 11010 all event and Minibooth number 18070 on Saturday and Sunday.

EGX Rezzed

Don't worry Europe, you'll also get your hands on the amazing Cat Quest II demo! The new build will be playable for the first time on this side of the world at EGX Rezzed, where you can find us at booths number GG14 5-8 and GG14 2 from April 4th - 6th.

Apart from the feline coop hit, we are bringing Nippon Marathon, Aggelos, Songbird Symphony and an unannounced indie title with us! All we can say is that it's a soulslike and hard as hell...

ARCREVO World Tour

After a blazing first year, Arc System Works continues their ARCREVO World Tour in 2019 - and we are very proud to be a part of it again!

On top of high-level fighting game action with GUILTY GEAR Xrd REV 2, BLAZBLUE CENTRALFICTION and BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE, we will be exclusively showcasing an early build of the upcoming Battle Action fighter KILL la KILL - IF at the following events:

Brussels Challenge Major Edition 2019 - April 5th - 7th in Brussels, Belgium.
Headstomper 2019 - May 3rd - 5th in Malmö, Sweden.
Buttonczech - April 26-28 in Prague, Czech Republic
Sakura Fight Festa - May 4-5, London, UK
Stunfest - May 17-19, Rennes, France - on stage on Saturday!

OMG Zombies! to invade Nintendo Switch on the March 26th, 2019

Like, totally!

Ghostlight’s dark rituals and strange experiments have proved successful and OMG Zombies! will be coming to Nintendo Switch on Tuesday 26th March 2019. With pre-purchase opening on Tuesday 19th of March and a 75% early bird discount, we’re giving early participants in the zombie apocalypse the chance to pick the game up for an incredible £0.99GBP / €1.09 / $1.24, providing they buy the game before the 2nd April 2019.

OMG Zombies! is an awesome reimagining of a genuine classic: the critically acclaimed OMG-Z, a top-ten all-time Metacritic
rated PSP game and ranked as Metacritic’s best action title ever released on PSP!

The City of Redfield has been hit by an outbreak of exploding zombies! For cool and unimportant reasons these suckers literally explode when shot, showering their zombie brethren with gore and causing chain reactions of showering zombie gibs with just a single bullet!

As a lone cop armed only with bare wit, a large-calibre sniper rifle and bullets coated in a zombie-exploding pathogen, you are the last man standing at the epicentre of a zombie outbreak. Your mission? To succeed where the police and army failed by clearing the streets of 8 different strains of bloodthirsty zombies and stop Armageddon in its tracks!

Use your sharpshooting skills to vanquish 100 branching levels of zombie hell across 40 unique environments in this hugely
addictive chain reaction shooter. Earn 400 shiny medals and cold hard cash to buy 100 different upgrades, all designed to
MAKE THOSE ZOMBIES EXPLODE!

So, make sure you take this chance to see what made this gore-fueled chain reaction shooter into the game you just can’t put down! Not only does the Switch version include all the new upgrades from the PC and PS Vita versions of the game, but Ghostlight have made plenty of awesome tweaks further improving the experience, which they have revealed in a recent post on their blog.

Synthesize Familiar Recipes With Incredible New Results In Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland

What's cookin?

Burlingame, Calif. – March 19, 2019 – KOEI TECMO America today revealed additional details on the core synthesis gameplay system, as well as a must-have Limited Edition version for their upcoming release; Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland.

Following the adventures of the young Lulua Frixell, Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland has players set out to uncover the mysteries of an ancient codex and the land of Arland itself. Along Lulua’s journey she will discover beautiful lands – some new and some unexplored – while others have been affected by the tides of time since Rorona, Totori, and Meruru once traveled across Arland. Throughout these diverse environments, players will find a bounty of raw materials. As they fully explore each area they will not only unlock new places to navigate, but they will have a higher chance of finding rarer resources to help Lulua in her quest to learn the ultimate truth about the mysterious kingdom of Arland.

These rare materials are used as part of the game’s Synthesis system, a fundamental part of the Atelier series which allows alchemists to create new items. In Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland players will decrypt the codex to unlock a variety of new and exciting recipes which will in turn, help them throughout their adventure. The synthesis system in this latest entry combines the Arland trilogy’s quality and trait systems; allowing for items to take on entirely new characteristics, along with the Mysterious trilogy’s elements and boost items, giving items powerful abilities that would not be previously possible. These fresh-yet-familiar systems synthesize together with the new Awaken Effect mechanic to offer a bounty of possibilities to aspiring alchemists.



When at the cauldron, players can use a raw material with the Awakened Effect ability in the mix to give the resulting item a secondary element. Combine a Fire Damage Awakened Effect material with a Thunder Bomb and the resulting item will be a bomb which releases both thunder and fire for a devastating blow. As players learn all of the synthesis system’s intricacies, they will be able to create a variety of unique and useful items to use throughout the lands of Arland and in battle.

In addition to the new gameplay details, KOEI TECMO America also revealed an enchanting Limited Edition version of Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland, exclusively available through the NISA Online Store. The Limited Edition is packed with must-have content for Atelier series fans, including a physical version of the game, a hardcover art book, the ‘Sound Archives’ official soundtrack, keychains of Lulua & Rorona, and a deluxe cloth poster. The Limited Edition all comes packaged together in a delightful collector’s box featuring artwork of the young aspiring alchemist, Lulua.

The latest entry in GUST Studio’s cherished Atelier franchise will release for the Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC via Steam® on May 21, 2019 across North America.

With more information for Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland set to be revealed in the coming weeks, be sure to check out our official website https://www.koeitecmoamerica.com/lulua/, Like us on www.facebook.com/ateliergames and Follow us on Twitter @koeitecmous for all the latest details.

American Ninja Warrior: Challenge - Launch trailer


Are you the next America Ninja Warrior? 

Begin your quest to achieve Total Victory with the action-packed obstacle course competition game, American Ninja Warrior Challenge! Do you have the strength and endurance to jump, swing, and sprint your way to hitting the buzzer at the end? Race against the clock with your friends and family while testing your skills in couch multi-player or take on the challenging career mode. Those who successfully complete the city courses move on to the finals will face a stunning four-stage course modeled after the famed Mt. Midoriyama in Japan.